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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Anabela Pinto - Precious Things

May 13, 2020

Precious Things reflects on the contours of materialistic desire and its relationship with the pursuit of happiness. It is an observation of the cult of technology as an extension of the human psyche, where consumer objects appear to channel, reflect, and feed on the emotions of its users.

I was thinking of the presence of technologies in the domestic space and how they transform our living environment, create new visual landscapes and specific aesthetics that tinge and shape our everyday rituals. The blue light emanating from a TV screen permeates the scenes and reiterates this presence, harboring the delights of artificiality, the promise of a more in-tune experience.

Steeped in nostalgia, home electronics become the main subjects in open-ended narratives that incite the imagination of the viewer, while speaking of an ever-evolving and ambiguous relationship, the human closeness to technological objects of desire, our precious things.